Snow blower prices have a broad spectrum depending on type, power rating and of course brand. For the simple, versatile and light electric blowers you will definitely not need to dig deep into your pocket.
However if you opt for the more robust two stage type you can knock down as much as two thousand dollars. Among the most expensive consumer product brands are Arien and Honda.
Professional grade products are on the high side ranging from just under a thousand to a couple of thousands of dollars.
This is due to the fact that they are designed to be durable and for heavy duty work. In contrast to the consumer products, professional grade products are constructed from steel and cast iron while the consumer products are made from aluminium.
Professional-grade products are also more robust in terms of size and capabilities. There is however an overlap in terms of size and prices for both grades. Here only consumer products were considered.
1. The Snow Joe Ultra 622U1 Gives the Best Value for Money
Electric snow throwers have a price range of about $70 to $350. The snow blower prices are the cheapest for the electric type. These products come with power ratings ranging from 7.5 Amps to 15 Amps. They also have a clearing width range of 12 inches to 19 inches. Their clearing depths vary from 4 inches to 12 inches. Among the best rated products in this category are the Toro 38381, Snow Joe Ultra 622U1, Snow Joe Plus 322P.
The Toro 38381 has a power rating of 15 Amps, clearing width of 18 inches and a clearing depth of 12 inches. It comes at a cost of about $350. The Snow Joe Ultra 622U1 has a power rating of 13 Amps, clearing width of 19 inches and a clearing depth of 11 inches. Its price is about $300. With a power rating of 7.5 Amps the Snow Joe Plus 322P has the smallest power rating among the three highly rated models. It has a clearing width of 12 inches and clearing depth of 4 inches.
This small machine can be purchased for as low as $70. Some simple mathematics show that the Snow Joe Ultra 622U1 is a winner as it does more work at a lower cost (0.7 square inches per dollar spent). It is followed closely by its sister product the Snow Joe Plus 322P (0.69 square inches per dollar spent).
2. The Murray 1695537 is The best Single Stage Snow Blower
Snow blower prices for single stage type machines have a price range of approximately $350 to $750. Their engines vary in size from 87cc to 208cc. They have clearing widths of about 21 inches and clearing depths ranging from 4 inches to 8 inches.
Among the best models are the Yard Machines models 31AM2N1B700 and 31A-2M1A700, Murray models 1695537 and 1695538. The Yard Machines 31AM2N1B700 costs about $570. It has a clearing depth of 6 inches and engine size of 179cc. Coming at a cost of $500, the Murray 1695538 has a clearing depth of 6 inches and an engine size of 158cc.
The Yard Machines 31A-2M1A700 has an engine size of 123cc and a clearing depth of 6 inches. This machine costs about $350. The Murray 1695537 costs about $400. It has a clearing depth of 6 inches and an engine size of 190cc. All the machines among the highest rated models have similar clearing widths with differences in engine size. The model which delivers the best value is the Murray 1695537.
3. The Powerland PDST24 is the best two stage snow blower though it is surprisingly cheap
Snow blower prices for two stage type machines are from $600 to $1500. Clearing widths vary from 20 inches to 33 inches while engine sizes range from 179cc to 420cc. The best rated products in this category are the Murray 1695720, Poulan Pro PR6R24ES, Yard Machines 31A-32AD700, Powerland PDST24, Poulan Pro PR827ES, Yard Machines 31AS62EE700 and the Snapper 1695571. Clearly this category offers a wide range of choices in terms of quality.
An analysis of the engine size and clearing width compared to cost shows that the best three models are the Powerland PDST24, Murray 1695720 and Snapper 1695571. At such a surprisingly low cost of $600 the Powerland PDST24 is the best model. It offers a medium sized engine of 196cc and a clearing width of 24 inches.
The Snapper comes second with an engine size of 249cc and a clearing width of 26 inches. This model costs about $1000. The Murray 1695720 comes third with an engine size of 305cc and a clearing width of29 inches. This model though robust is quite pricey at about $1500.
The best models were selected based on the level of customer satisfaction, cost, power rating and clearing widths. The comparisons were only made for highly rated snow thrower models. Different models were ranked according to calculated values of machine capabilities against the cost.
Products with the best snow blower prices emerged as the winning models. As would be expected in such a method of ranking different models, the cheapest is not necessarily the best. But you can’t expect the most expensive to be any better.